About this Research Topic
Prompt gamma imaging (PGI) is a very promising technique to tackle range uncertainties. PGI consists of the detection of gamma rays emitted from excited nuclei following particle interaction. Several approaches have been proposed to implement PGI in the clinical workflow, including (but not limited to) slit and pinhole cameras, scintillation detectors, and Compton cameras. Some centers have begun to incorporate these detector systems into clinical practice to reduce range uncertainties in patient treatment; nevertheless, this technique largely remains in the research and development domain.
The goal of this Research Topic is to widen the scope of PGI and involve more researchers in the medical physics community to leverage new technologies and approaches and boost the interest for PGI within our field. This Research Topic welcomes all articles related to PGI, including development, novel techniques, and clinical implementation.
Keywords: prompt-gamma, range uncertainties, range control, proton therapy, particle therapy
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